Durham Neighborhood Compass

Active Project? No
Year Project Began: 2012
Year of Last Input: 2015
Last Updated: Aug 6 2017
Project Location:
Durham, NC
State / Province:
North Carolina
United States
Lead Organization:
Neighborhood Improvement Services
Type of Organization:

Geographic Scope

Neighborhood, Other

Issue Areas

Economy, Environment, Housing, Infrastructure, Land Use, Public Safety, Recreation, Transportation, Population


The Durham Neighborhood Compass is a quantitative indicators project with qualitative values, integrating data from local government, the Census Bureau and other state and federal agencies. Measurements are identified through local strategic planning, resident input, research and best practices for neighborhood indicators. The project objective is to provide data that allows all local stakeholders to track quality of life and provision of services throughout Durham.

Has Perfomance Measures?

City and County Strategic Plan measurements and departmental measurements are included where possible. Examples of these are: percent growth in tax base, net gain in businesses, access to open space and recreational opportunities and access to transit, pedestrian and bicycle facilities.

Has CI-PM Integration?

The Neighborhood Compass measurements are reported together in a web GIS application scheduled for release in spring of 2014.

Project URL


Project Contact:

John Killeen
City of Durham - Educational Organization
Durham NC United States